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Roger loses London final

12.11.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 2

A scintillating and truly exciting game lasting 2hr.14 minutes with some of the most impressive tennis seen this year. Unfortunately the result went against our Champ Roger 6-7(6), 5-7 but he played his part in producing a final to go down in history with a worthy opponent in Djokovic.

 

'I cannot play much better than I did today so I am very pleased."  This was Roger speaking after he had lost out 6-7 (6-8) ,5-7 to Novak Djokovic last night in the O2 arena,London. It was a fascinating game and a fitting end to a high quality championship. 
Roger continued "Congratulations to Novak on an amazing year and tournament, you're the best”. Roger indeed started well, winning the opening nine points and 12 of the first 14 to take a 3-0 lead. He then won the first point of the fourth game, but Djokovic finally held his serve — and soon broke back.In the ninth game, Djokovic broke again to serve for the set at 5-4, but our Champ evened the score and forced the tiebreaker.

"I shouldn't have been broken as often as I was broken today," said Roger, who lost his serve twice in each set. "But then again, that obviously has something to do with Novak, as well. Obviously I was going to try to go after my shots and not just hand it to him. That's just how I play tennis," said Roger. "If I have 80 errors and I win the match, I don't care. I really don't. Maybe a bit of regret because I had the lead twice first before him," said the two-time defending champion. "At the end of the day, that doesn't matter. You have to get over the finish line in the set and then obviously at the match. He was better at that today." 

To start the second set, Roger broke Djokovic and then held all the way to 5-3. A game later and serving for the set, he had two set points but  put a forehand wide and  then another into the net.The breaker included a candidate for the best point of the year as Djokovic, on set point, lunged to clip a diving Roger volley past his opponent, only for the Swiss to contort his body and fire a forehand winner past the Serb from an impossibly acute angle.Two more mistakes from our Champ put Djokovic back on serve and back on track for the title. The Serb closed it out with the backhand passing winner. An amazing game had finished.

 
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11/14/2012 | 03:18 AM
Roger, thanks for a great year of tennis! You are the best!!!! Get a good rest and come back strong next year.
11/14/2012 | 03:05 AM
Hi Roger, hope you keep playing and win more tounaments and prove those that doubt you wrong! Have a good 2013!
11/14/2012 | 02:39 AM
Dear Roger,
Didn't have chance to watch your mach, I can imagine the great final. A win would be perfect, but you are perfect already. You had a great 2012, enjoy your holidays. Wish you have even greater 2013.
11/14/2012 | 02:18 AM
Dear Roger,
yesterday's final has been an awesome match: superb tennis, terrific game.
Once again, many thanks for the neverending pleasure and the priceless privilege of watching your tennis: great year, unforgettable Wimbledon.
Enjoy a joyful break with your family and friends, and see you in 2013,
Isabella
11/14/2012 | 01:43 AM
Win or lose happens all the time in sports. The key is to learn from it. Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price. It was the case today. The TV commentator was saying at critical point (when Roger was leading and serving), Roger was thinking about the losses twice at the USO to Djokovic. It was probably true.

Roger, you should think about those two losses and today's loss 10 more times, then wipe them off your memory forever and never think about them again!
11/14/2012 | 01:27 AM
The score shows a winner of the Atp London Final, but-for sure- Roger was the best player of the match. Thanks Roger for this week and for a wonderfull 2012. Enjoy these days in family!!! Waiting for you in Argentina.....less than a month...wowwww!!!! My best wishes for a great 2013!!!
11/14/2012 | 01:18 AM
not at all u r our n 1 you play great match enjoy ur holiday
11/14/2012 | 01:07 AM
I wasn't able to see the match so I followed it with the help of hawkeye. Frustrating to not see you play. I will never appreciate a tennis talent like I do yours and maybe it is because of your one handed backhand.If I'm not mistaken, you were the only one handed backhand at the atp event this past week and you were the most beautiful to watch.look forward to the Australian. Rest well you deserve it.
11/14/2012 | 12:23 AM
Which other tennis player on earth may lose the final, and still be the winner in the hearts of any attendee?
11/13/2012 | 11:39 PM
ROGER...........

I LOVE YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH

NO JOY IN THIS WORLD THAN MORE SEEING YOU

NO JOY IN THIS LIFE WITHOUT YOU.....

REALLY...I DON`T KNOW HOW I LOVE YOU..

THANKS ROGER FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID THIS YEAR

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY.....

GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL YOUR GREAT FAMILY....

YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON....THE GREATEST PLAYER.....

LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH AND WILL ALWAYS BE........